Salem Masonic Lodge Keep the Cadets in the Air

Authored by Mary

Just prior to the Coronavirus lockdown, at a parade of the 2401 (Dawlish School) Squadron ATC, W Bro Frank Waister the Charity Steward and W Bro Noel Nickless, the Worshipful Master, presented a cheque for £250 to Flight Lieutenant Charlotte Bagnall, Officer Commanding, 2401 Squadron ATC on behalf of Salem Masonic Lodge. This contribution was to help fund new training equipment for the Cadets...

Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre raises over £800 for Plymouth Drake Foundation

Authored by Mary

With a combination of donations, matched funding from its parent organisation Care UK and collection boxes, Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre has raised £826 for Plymouth Drake Foundation.

Plymouth Drake Foundation’s aim is to develop wealthy, healthy and lively communities in Plymouth. It achieves this by granting funds to charities, community groups and social enterprises throughout...

Prince Maurice pub raises over £700 for Birch Ward

Authored by Sarah Parker

A big thank you to the Prince Maurice pub in Eggbuckland, Plymouth, for kindly donating £766.50 to Birch Ward.

For many years, the pub has raised money for local charities by holding a quiz night every month. Each team is able to nominate a charity of their choice and one is then pulled out of a hat, with all proceeds from the quiz entry and the raffle going to the one selected....

Lunch club members raise funds for Gold Dust Appeal

Authored by Sarah Parker

A big thank you to Newton Ferrers Tuesday Lunch Club whose members have donated £473.60 to Derriford Hospital's Gold Dust Appeal.

The club holds a monthly luncheon – in Newton Ferrers WI Hall - with a guest speaker and donates lunch money to smaller, local charities.

The last three months have been in aid of Gold Dust. This week Emma Cronin, Gold Dust fundraiser, was the guest...

Sh’bat charity event raises over £400

Authored by Mary

Pippa Waller, Debbie Sands, Rachel Harrison and Sher Green, have raised over £400 through an annual charity event, held at Derriford Health and Leisure Centre, which they have kindly donated to the Plymouth Hospital Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Trust Fund.

The fitness event was called ‘Sh’bat’, a combination of Sh’bam and Body Combat and was held on 31st May. Around 200 people attended,...

Cheque this out!

Authored by Sarah Parker

Snappy pictures taken by promising photographers made such an impact in Honicknowle they’ve been given funding.

The group Honicknowle Youth Click, put up boards displaying their work on the outside of the youth club and it prompted such a lot of good feedback, they decided to submit a bit for more funding for more boards.

They spoke to Councillor Peter Smith on the unveiling...

Karting day raises £1,287 for Renal Unit

Authored by Mary

The Renal Unit at Derriford Hospital have received a donation of £1,287 from a patient who teamed up with his local free house to host a charity race day.

Dubbed “Wacky Races”, the event lived up to its billing with teams from Boscastle and the surrounding areas racing down Penally Hill in homemade karts. The race concluded at the Cobweb Inn, where an auction and hog roast helped to...

Golf day raises funds for Derriford’s Oncology Dept

Authored by Mary

A golf day, organised by the friends and family of the late Mark Sayers, raised £550 for the Oncology Department at Derriford Hospital.

The golf day was held on Sunday 25 August 2013 at the 9-hole course at Sparkwell, in memory of Mark, who lost his three-year battle with throat cancer in May 2013.

More than 30 golfers took part in the morning. The fundraising continued into...

Comedy night raises laughs and funds for hospital ward

Authored by Sarah Parker

A comedy night, organised by a patient and his wife, raised more than £1,300 for a Derriford neurosurgical ward.

Derek and Marian Hicks of Delabole, who were greatly appreciative of the “fantastic treatment” from staff on Moorgate Ward, organised the event to help raise funds.

More than 130 people attended the sold out night with local comedian Johnny Cowling, which was held at...

Leafy Lanes Walk raises funds for oncology department

Authored by Mary

In May 2013 walkers took part in the annual Leafy Lanes sponsored walk around Lydford and Bridestowe, organised by Pals of Plymouth Oncology Outpatients and Chemotherapy (POOCH).

Earlier this month, the Pals of POOCH visited the Oncology Department at Derriford Hospital to present a cheque for £2,500, which was the total raised by the walkers who took part.

The cheque was...